David Norris has said that Ipswich Town should be aiming for the play-offs at least this season coming, though automatic promotion could well be the expectation of the owners and fans alike, speaking to Football League World exclusively.
The Tractor Boys are really embarking on a new era for the 21/22 campaign.
Paul Cook, though in charge at the end of last year, will feel as though this is the season where he can really get to grips with the club, with a number of players leaving and some new faces coming through the door at Portman Road.
There are new names in the boardroom, too, with Marcus Evans’ reign coming to an end in recent months and so all of these changes point to a new-look Ipswich aiming to get out of Sky Bet League One by May next year.
Certainly, Norris is expecting the club to be reaching the play-offs at the very least, though he has told Football League World exclusively that those connected with the club might be hoping for something even loftier:
“If they get to the play-offs that would be a good season.
“It’s a tough league now. There are some big clubs in there, it’s turning to another Championship, but I feel like with the new ownership, with the players they’ve brought in and with the players that they’re being linked with, I think the pressure will be on.
“I think the fans will be expecting promotion. I think the owners with the ambition they seem to be having will be expecting promotion.”
There’s been some good work done at Ipswich in recent weeks and August will be the time we get to see just where they rank among the other clubs expected to be at the sharp end.
League One looks fantastically set-up for next year, and could well be the division to watch most of all in the EFL.